Kwa-Zulu Natal

KwaZulu-Natal, South-eastern portion of the Country, is known for its beaches, mountains and savannah populated by big game. The scenic uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is two hours from Durban and offers world renowned San (bushmen) rock art and great hiking trails.

The Battlefields Route is not a journey, it is a rich experience. These unspoilt battlefields have a palpable atmosphere and the information can evoke vivid pictures of the tough battles fought there. Tales of bloody battles, ambush, intrigue and fearsome warriors set the scene for a remarkably historic period of 70 years. The 3 stakeholders involved in these wars paid a heavy price. It is indeed amidst these picturesque hills and unique rock formations of this vast terrain that the mighty Zulu nation collided with the bullish British in a series of skirmishes that saw spear and firearm vying for victory. Head-on confrontations occurred between huge numbers of spear-carrying Zulu foot-soldiers and the fire-power of the Red-Coats. Each in turn had to deal with the wily determination of the Boers and their guerrilla-warfare tactics. The Battle of Blood River, Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift and Spionkop became legend.

Arguably the gem of the entire Natal North Coast is the Umhlanga Coastline. The Umhlanga Coastline offers a combination of quiet village life with first world amenities and a cosmopolitan buzz. It also offers a diversity of activities in exotic and magnificent landscapes. Further north, game sanctuaries, such as Phinda and Thanda, epitomise the best of the African wilderness. This is one of the few places where good game viewing can be enjoyed in close proximity to the pleasures of scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Habitats from coastal dune forests to open bushveld support a wide diversity of wildlife, from the elephant to the tiny suni.

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Thonga Beach Lodge 4*

Thonga is an intimate, luxury lodges nestled on the pristine Northern coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, within the Isimangaliso World Heritage Park. With only 24 suites built on stilts to protect the dunes, it is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African…
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Phinda Mountain Lodge 5*

Phinda Mountain Lodge is the flagship Lodge of the private Phinda Game Reserve. The lodge offers 25 suites scattered in rondavels along the mountainside, all wrapped in stunning vistas. Set within easy reach of the Northern KwaZulu-Natal coastline, Phinda is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide…
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Oyster Box 5*

Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box is the ultimate in colonial charm and style. The Oyster Lodge’ was built on the grounds in 1863 and was originally used as navigational beacon. Palm Court’ is now at the ‘heart’ of the…
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Fugitives Drift 4*

Fugitives’ Drift is set on a spectacular 5000 acre Natural Heritage Site near to the famous battle venues of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, and includes the site where Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill lost their lives attempting to save the Queen’s Colour of their regiment after crossing the Buffalo River. Around…
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Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse 5*

Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, this luxury, gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury. With just 11 rooms its' a haven for those wanting to break away from their fast-paced life to enjoy mountain walks and roaring log fires. This charming, country-chic farmhouse hotel on…
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Cathedral Peak 4*

The Cathedral Peak is nestled in the valley where the San (Bushmen) people once hunted, bordering Maloti-Drakensberg Park, this picturesque, mountain resort hotel is nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site). There are daily guided hikes (including walks to Bushman paintings and beautiful…
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